MA, PhD, MBE
Nationality British Occupation Historian Years active 1984- Known for Eighteenth Century British Foreign Policy, Historiography
Jeremy Black MBE (born 30 October 1955) is a British historian and a retired professor of history at the University of Exeter. He is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia.
He is the author of over one hundred books, principally but not exclusively on 18th-century British politics and international relations, and has been described as "the most prolific historical scholar of our age".
Black graduated from
Queens' College, Cambridge, with a starred first and then did postgraduate work at St John's and Merton Colleges, Oxford.
He taught at
Durham University from 1980 as a lecturer, then professor, before moving to Exeter University in 1996. He has lectured extensively in Australasia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and the U.S..
He was editor of
Archives, journal of the British Records Association, from 1989 to 2005. He has served on the Council of the  British Records Association (1989-2005); the Council of the Royal Historical Society (1993-1996 and 1997-2000); and the Council of the List and Index Society (from 1997). He has sat on the editorial boards of , History Today International History Review, , Journal of Military History Media History and the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution (now the ). He is an advisory fellow of the RUSI Journal Barsanti Military History Center at the University of North Texas.
Awards and honours
Black has written over 90 books:
a full list is available on his website.  In 2011, Black presented a lecture on "London History" for  The Marc Fitch Lectures. 
Imperial Legacies: The British Empire Around the World. 2019
English Nationalism: A Short History 2018
Naval Warfare: A Global History since 1860. 2017
Plotting Power: Strategy in the Eighteenth Century. 2017
Geographies of an Imperial Power: The British World, 1688-1815. 2017
Combined Operations: A Global History of Amphibious and Airborne Warfare. 2017
The World of James Bond: The Lives and Times of 007. 2017
A History of Britain 1945 to Brexit. 2017
Air Power. 2016
The Holocaust: History and Memory. 2016
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency. 2016 (ed.)
The Tory World: Deep History and the Tory Theme in British Foreign Policy, 1679-2014. 2015
The Cold War. 2015 The City on the Hill: A Life of the University of Exeter. 2015
Rethinking World War Two: The Conflict and its Legacy. 2015
War in Europe. 2015
The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History. 2015
Metropolis: Mapping the City. 2015
A Short History of Britain. 2015
Other Pasts, Different Presents, Alternative Futures. 2015
Clio's Battles: Historiography in Practice. 2015
Geopolitics and the Quest for Dominance. 2015
The British Empire. 2015
A Century of Conflict. 2014
Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I, 1714-1727. 2014
British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44. 2014
The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World. 2013
London: A History. 2013
War in the Eighteenth Century World. 2013
War and Technology. 2013
Introduction to Global Military History: 1775 to the Present Day. 2012
A History of the British Isles (3rd edn). 2012
Avoiding Armageddon: From the Great War to the Fall of France, 1918-40. 2012
War and the Cultural Turn. 2012
Fighting for America. 2011
Debating Foreign Policy in Eighteenth Century Britain. 2011
The Great War and the Making of the Modern World. 2011
War in the World 1450-1600. 2011
Crisis of Empire. 2010
A History of Diplomacy. 2010
War: A Short History. 2010
The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon. London, New York: Continuum International Publishing Group. 2010. ISBN . 978-0-8264-3612-2
London: a history. Carnegie Publishing. 2009.
What If?: Counterfactualism and the Problem of History. Social Affairs Unit. 2008.
. Social Affairs Unit. 2008. The Curse of History
Eighteenth Century Britain, 1688-1783. Palgrave. 2008.
George III: America's Last King. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 2008. ISBN . 978-0-300-13621-0
Parliament and Foreign Policy in the Eighteenth Century. CUP. 2004.
The English Seaborne Empire. Yale. 2004.
Kings, Nobles and Commoners: States and Societies in Early Modern Europe. I.B. Tauris. 2004.
Rethinking Military History. Routledge. 2004.
War Since 1945. 2004. e-book
World War Two: A Military History. Routledge. 2003.
Italy and the Grand Tour. Yale University Press. 2003.
Italy and the Grand Tour. Palgrave. 2003.
Visions of the World: A History of Maps. Mitchell Beazley. 2003.
The British Abroad: The Grand Tour in the Eighteenth Century. Sutton. 2003.
From Louis XIV to Napoleon: The Fate of a Great Power. Routledge. 1999. editor:
War in the Modern World 1815-2000. Routledge. 2003.
War: An Illustrated World History. Sutton. 2003.
Georgian Devon. 2003.
Warfare in the Eighteenth Century. Cassell. 2002.
The World in the Twentieth Century. Longman. 2003.
America as a Military Power 1775-1882. Greenwood. 2002. editor:
European Warfare 1494-1660. Palgrave. 2002.
European International Relations 1648-1815. Palgrave. 2002.
Europe and the World 1650-1830. Routledge. 2002. with Donald MacRaild:
Nineteenth-Century Britain. Palgrave. 2002.
A History of the British Isles (2nd ed.). Palgrave. 2002. editor:
European Warfare 1815-2000. Palgrave. 2002.
War in the New Century. 2001.
Warfare in the Western World 1882-1975. Indiana University Press/Acumen. 2001.
War in the New Century. Continuum. 2001.
Western Warfare 1775-1882. Indiana University Press. 2001.
Walpole in Power: Britain's First Prime Minister. Sutton. 2001.
The Politics of James Bond: from Fleming's Novels to the Big Screen. Greenwood. 2001.
British Diplomats and Diplomacy 1688-1800. University of Exeter Press. 2001.
The English Press 1621-1861. Sutton. 2001.
Eighteenth-Century Britain 1688-1783. Palgrave. 2001.
The Making of Modern Britain: The Age of Empire to the New Millennium. 2001.
War, Past, Present and Future. 2000.
A New History of Wales. 2000.
Europe in the Eighteenth Century (2nd ed.). 2000 .
Modern British History since 1900 (2000)
A New History of England (2000)
Historical Atlas of Britain: The End of the Middle to the Georgian Era (2000)
Britain as a Military Power, 1688-1815 (1999)
Why Wars Happen (1998); ebook
War and the World, 1450-2000 (1998)
Maps and History (1997)
Maps and Politics (1997); ebook
America or Europe: British Foreign Policy, 1739-63 (1997)
History of the British Isles (1996)
Illustrated History of Eighteenth Century Britain (1996)
Warfare Renaissance to Revolution, 1492-1792 (1996)
British Foreign Policy in an Age of Revolution (1994)
Convergence or Divergence? Britain and the Continent (1994)
European Warfare, 1660-1815 (1994)
The Politics of Britain, 1688-1800 (1993)
History of England (1993)
The British Abroad: The Grand Tour in the Eighteenth Century. 1992.
Pitt the Elder (1992)
A System of Ambition? British Foreign Policy, 1660-1793 (1991)
A Military Revolution? Military Change and European Society 1550-1800. Basingstoke: Macmillan Education. 1991. ISBN . 0-333-51906-X
War for America: The Fight for Independence 1775-1783 (1991)
Sir Robert Walpole and the Nature of Politics in Early Eighteenth Century Britain (1990)
Culloden and the '45 (1990)
The Rise of the European Powers 1679-1793 (1990)
The English Press in the Eighteenth Century (1987)
The Collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance 1727-31 (1987)
Natural and Necessary Enemies: Anglo-French Relations in the Eighteenth Century (1986)
The British and the Grand Tour (1985) British Foreign Policy in the Age of Austria (1985)
Further reading Browning, Reed (2004). "An Editor in Review". Archives. 29: 31-58.
Roberts, Andrew (December 2008). "Jeremy Black: Underrated". Standpoint . Retrieved 2013.
Works by or about Jeremy Black in libraries ( WorldCat catalog)
Jeremy Black, "Islam and the West: A Historical Perspective," Foreign Policy Research Institute, Volume 4, Number 2, May 2003
on War Disease and the World 1450-2000, 4 May 2005 YouTube
Jeremy Black, H-France Forum Volume 2, Issue 3 (Summer 2007), No. 3
on Great Military Leaders - Interview with author Jeremy Black, 14 August 2008 YouTube Jeremy Black, "What Students Need to Know About War, and Why", 25 February 2009